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Google Will Censor Blogger Blogs On 'Per Country' Basis

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 2:15 PM

Twitter faced harsh backlash after announcing it would be instituting a new country-by-country censorship policy aimed at withholding Tweets that may violate local laws.

But now, various sources are pointing out that Twitter was actually the second network to institute far-reaching censorship policies last month....

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Internet Addicts Experience Brain Changes Like Alcoholics And Gamblers, Study Says

(58) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 2:15 PM

The brains of Internet addicts may undergo chemical changes similar to those of alcoholics and other drug addicts, according to a new study published in Plos One, a journal of the Public Library of Science.

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan scanned the brains of...

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A160 Hummingbird, New Army Drone, Has Hovering Capabilities, Vertical Takeoff And High-Tech Cameras

(175) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 3:15 PM

Test flights are scheduled for early 2012 for the A160 Hummingbird, a helicopter drone being developed for the U.S. Army that's said to contain revolutionary new technology including vertical takeoff capability, hovering capacity, and vastly improved multiple object tracking.

According to a U.S. Army press release,...

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Charlene Ferrero, Sleepwalking New Jersey Woman, Dies After Falling Into Lake, Police Believe

(296) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 6:50 AM

A 55-year-old New Jersey woman with a history of sleepwalking has drown after unconsciously walking across a train trestle near her apartment and falling into a lake, police believe.

Friends and neighbors of Charlene Ferrero continue helping police in Oaklyn, N.J., piece together the strange chain of events...

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Experimental HIV Vaccine Approved By FDA For Human Testing

(83) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 11:00 AM

Canadian researchers received approval Tuesday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin testing an experimental and potentially breakthrough HIV vaccine on human subjects with the first phase of clinical trials scheduled for January, the National Post has reported.

The vaccine could be a milestone achievement in...

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Ostrich Penis Study Solves Evolutionary Puzzle

(112) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 3:00 PM

Thanks to a new study on the mechanics of ostrich erections, the animal kingdom's biggest birds have a new reason to bury their heads in the sand. Fortunately, for evolutionary biologists, a little peek under the feathers has solved a long-standing mystery about avian evolution.

A new study of the...

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Top 7 Facebook Studies Of 2011: Insights Into Anxiety, Moms and Beer

(15) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 11:24 AM

With more than half of all Americans aged 12 or over on Facebook, it's no surprise the massive social network has revolutionized the way social scientists conduct and analyze research. The constantly growing body of information created by users as they update, connect, collect and communicate provides researchers...

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Coast Guard Cracks Down On Fat Boaters, Limits Total Passengers

(59) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 5:16 PM

Faced with a sink or swim situation this year as a result of America’s obesity epidemic, the U.S. Coast Guarded opted for another course of action to address the safety hazard of increasingly overweight boat passengers: recalculate safety formulas using heavier weights.

Like elevators and planes, boats operating within...

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Kaiser Wilhelm II's Urinal Discovered In Baltic Sea Shipwreck

(4) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 1:13 PM

German archaeologists believe that they have found Kaiser Wilhelm II's urinal at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, once again proving the old saying, "One man’s Kaiser Wilhelm II’s urinal is another man’s treasure."

All proverbs aside, the urinal's discovery sheds light on the treasure trove of artifacts that...

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Universities Fight State Bans To Keep Illegal Students In School

(120) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 11:55 AM

A group of faculty members from the University of Georgia voted overwhelmingly in favor of opposing a State policy which bans undocumented students form attending state schools under certain conditions last Thursday, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

Last year, the State of Georgia passed a policy which bans...

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Is Food Dye The Key To Fighting Alzheimer's Disease?

(9) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 9:44 AM

Is treating Alzheimer's disease as simple as eating a Red Velvet cupcake?

Not exactly, but research published this month in the scientific journal Nature Chemical Biology suggests that certain food dyes contain chemical substances that may help treat the degenerative brain disorder currently affecting more 5...

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Roomba iPhone Game: Annihilates Dust Bunnies in 'Roomba Revenge' (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 12:44 PM

From headlines in The Onion to commercial parodies on Saturday Night Live, the little cleaning robot known as the Roomba seems to have bumped, turned and swept its way into as many areas of pop culture as it has floors since its 2002 release.

Now, nearly...

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Trisomy 18: What Is The Disease Affecting Rick Santorum's Daughter?

(57) Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 4:25 PM

Few politicians have wed their political and family lives quite like GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Frequently hitting the campaign trail with his wife and children by his side, the father-of-seven has spoken publicly and intimately about tragedies his family has faced over the years, including a stillborn baby that...

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(21) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Thanksgiving 2011 is almost upon us. By now, many people are warming up the ovens in preparation for cooking a giant feast, while others of us are lucky enough to avoid the kitchen altogether. Cooking a full Thanksgiving spread is no easy task, with plenty of opportunities for hilarious FAILS....

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11 Hilarious Thanksgiving Comedy Videos

(5) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 7:19 AM

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us are preparing for a few days' worth of over-eating, over-imbibing, over-sleeping and plenty of awkward family moments. And what better way to prepare for such indulgence than with some gut-busting laughter?

We already did all the work for you by selecting...

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19 Weirdest Products For Keeping Warm (PHOTOS)

(68) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 11:11 AM

In this age of Skymall, it's difficult to conceive that at one point in human history, our ancestors were able to survive the winter without microwaveable socks and electric blankets -- but it's true. Tens of thousands of years ago, during the Neolithic period, the life expectancy for an average...

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(118) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 8:14 AM

Netflix users woke up to an interesting email in their inbox on Monday morning from the CEO announcing big changes to the company. And by "big changes," we mean ditching the service it offered in the first place -- DVD rentals.

Needless to say, people have yet...

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13 Politicians Dancing (VIDEOS)

(15) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 2:04 PM

Dancing with the Stars has a decent track record of recruiting a diverse cast of celebrities to appear on the show, and Season 13 is no exception. The show's announcement this week of the newest cast of celebs-turned-dancers -- including actor David Arquette, soccer star Hope Solo, and...

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The Funniest Someecards Of The Week! (PICTURES)

(6) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 11:38 AM

In age where information travels at breakneck speed, it's no surprise the average news story has a short shelf-life. But many of us may be astonished to learn that the news cycle is a mere 24 seconds long--at least, according to a fictional study in the Onion article "

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This Week In Ridiculous Stock Photos: People Holding Mini Houses (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 12:19 PM

From reports involving women battling technology to people wielding knives, there's a stock photo for every type of story. After all, how else are us journalists expected to add generic and cheap dimensions to our articles?

Case in point: stories that can only be properly represented...

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